Tuesday, 28 May 1996

Resort Review: Club Panoly Resort (Boracay, Malay, Aklan)

Date of Stay: May 28 - June 1, 1996

RATING (Scale of 1 to 10)
Location: ********
Rooms: **********
Condition and Cleanliness: *********
Staff Performance: *********
Room Comfort: *********
Food and Beverage: *******
Other Amenities: ********
Value for Money: *******

Club Panoly Resort

The resort entrance
The 4-hectare, Singaporean-owned (CTW Group) and operated Club Panoly Resort, the first triple AAA resort in Boracay, was opened November 1989. A year later, the resort was the site of the 1991 RPN-9 mini-series Boracay which starred Dina Bonnevie, Fe Delos Reyes (singer/comedienne), Joel Torre, Rollie Quizon and Noel Trinidad (the fictional resort owner). 

Sprawled throughout this luxurious resort are 8 native-style octagonal clusters with 5 cottages, all fully air conditioned, with hot and cold shower, cable TV, minibar, complimentary coffee and tea and 24-hour IDD telephone facilities, all standard features in all rooms. The custom-designed furniture were made with indigenous creativity and materials. 
Cafe Punta Bunga

Aside from Cafe Punta Punta, the resort also has a restaurant, a bar (El Capitan) and a beach bar. There's also has a swimming pool (with poolside bar), a plexi-paved tennis court, two jacuzzis, spa, sauna, multi-purpose conference room, billiards, children's playground, souvenir shop, seaport and offers waterskiing, windsurfing, jetskiing, diving, paddle boating and speed boats.

Trying out the jacuzzi

In 2012, Zest-O founder/owner  Ambassador Alfredo Yao bought the former Club Panoly and operated it as Sol Marina Resort. He increased its capacity to 333 rooms, including family rooms, and added a kids club, games area, Italian, Japanese, and Korean restaurants, and beach club, among others.  In December 2015,  it was rebranded as part of the M√∂venpick Hotels and Resorts group.